RCR wins $315m in solar work

Friday, 11 August, 2017 - 14:20

RCR Tomlinson has won two contracts worth a combined $315 million for the construction and maintenance of two solar farms in Queensland for Edify Energy.

The scope of work under the contracts involves the engineering, procurement and construction of the 150-megawatt alternating current Daydream solar farm and the 50MW alternating current Hayman solar farm, plus operation and maintenance services for an initial 10 years post-completion of construction.

Work under the contracts will start immediately, with construction scheduled to begin during the third quarter of the year.

“We are very pleased to continue our strong relationship with Edify Energy to deliver these two large-scale solar energy projects generating a combined 200MW alternating current,” RCR managing director Paul Dalgleish said.

“RCR now has over half a gigawatt of large-scale solar projects in our order book and more than a gigawatt currently being developed or progressed under early contractor involvement processes.

“RCR is currently preferred on a number of additional renewable energy projects that will support our further growth in FY18 and into FY19.

“Over the mid to long-term we expect to see the large-scale solar market continue to grow.”

Shares in RCR were 3.9 per cent higher to $3.72 each at the close of trade.